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It’s a new day

September 25th, 2009

And a new build, for you! 🙂 We’re fixing more and more bugs, and our webapps team is getting closer to the ideal design for Unite Applications. But many of the recent changes in the Unite Applications didn’t make it into the builds. How about album art in the media player? You got it, but…

WebKit Page Cache II – The unload Event

September 22nd, 2009

Previously I touched on what exactly the Page Cache does and outlined some of the improvements we’re working on. This post is geared towards web developers and is therefore even more technical than the last. In this article I’d like to talk more about unload event handlers, why they prevent pages from going into the…

WebKit Page Cache I – The Basics

September 17th, 2009

This is the first of two posts that will center around a modern browser engine feature that doesn’t usually get a lot of press: The Page Cache. Today I’ll talk a bit about what this feature is, why it often doesn’t work, and what plans we have to improve it. Page Cache Overview Some of…

Supporting Web Standards Development with SuperPreview

September 16th, 2009

This post is a guest post from Steve Guttman, of the Expression Web team. Expression Web has created an interesting tool, SuperPreview, which we thought the IE blog audience would be interested in. Internet Explorer 8 is an important release because it reconfirms Microsoft’s commitment to interoperability and renewed emphasis on Web Standards. My team—which…

Sporting a new stable release

September 15th, 2009

Thanks to a full year of great feedback from our users, we’re kicking off our second year of Google Chrome with a brand new stable release. This stable release incorporates many of the improvements and features that we tested out in our most recent beta release, including a 150% increase in Javascript performance since our…

Guidelines for add-on developers

September 9th, 2009

It’s well understood that the typical computer users today spend much of their time in their web browser, making it the most important software on their computer. Users expect their browsers to be easy to use, fast, stable and secure. Over the past few months, users have downloaded thousands of great browser add-ons from www.ieaddons.com…

Tip: Even more control over opening links

September 9th, 2009

In the previous tip, we covered middle-clicking and ctrl-clicking to open links in new tabs. There are even more shortcuts you can use to take total control over where links open. Feel free to try these: Shift-click: Opens a link in a new window (just like right-clicking and selecting “Open link in new window”) Shift-middle-click…

Preventing Operation Aborted Scenarios

September 4th, 2009

This post follows up on my original Operation Aborted post to provide some additional information and assistance for web site owners or 3rd party script libraries. Recap Nearly a year-and-a-half ago, I blogged about an error that can occur on some websites that generate content via script. This content can cause Internet Explorer’s HTML parser…

Google Chrome Turns 1!

September 2nd, 2009

A lot has happened for Google Chrome since the day we prematurely shipped our comic book, announced Google Chrome just a day before we initially intended, and pushed our browser out of the nest and into Beta. To take stock of this past year, we thought we’d celebrate with a birthday cake, birthday balloons, and…